“Domestic violence is a pattern of physically, sexually, and/ or emotionally abusive behaviours used by one individual to assert power or maintain control over another in the context of an intimate or family relationship” (Domestic Violence Victims in Virginia, p.1). Moreover, “there are 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner violence annually, which costs $37 billion” (Domestic Violence Facts, p.1).
Virginia is a state in America in which domestic violence incidents are comparatively more. Domestic violence not only causes physical damages, but also mental or emotional problems. Moreover, it can cause many family and social problems. One of the major victims of domestic violence is the children since most of the domestic violence cases end up in a divorce. This paper analyses the domestic violence in Virginia and possible remedial measures or solutions to control or avoid it.
Commitments of the current individual are growing day by day because of the increased responsibilities in personal, professional and social segments of life. It is difficult for an individual to manage all his commitments properly in a rapidly moving world. People may give more importance to professional and social commitments by avoiding family commitments. The decreased care given to the family members often create problems or conflicts in the family. Small domestic conflicts may become bigger ones as time goes on and finally it may cause violent activities in the family.